Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:The Culture of Health Care
Putting evidence into practice
Slide content:Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) It is surely a great criticism of our profession that we have not organized a critical summary, by specialty or subspecialty, adapted periodically, of all relevant randomized controlled trials. Archie Cochrane, 1972 CDSR embodies Cochranes vision About 2,000 reviews done but many more needed to cover medicine comprehensively 10
Slide notes:10 The main product of the Cochrane Collaboration is the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. The Cochrane Collaboration and the database get their names from a British physician, Archie Cochrane, who stated in 1972 that its surely a great criticism of our profession, that weve not organized a critical summary by specialty or subspecialty, adapted periodically of all relevant randomized controlled trials. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews embodies Archie Cochranes vision. The Cochrane Collaboration has been a mostly volunteer effort, and it has produced about two thousand systematic reviews in about a decade of existence. Two thousand reviews may sound comprehensive, but they cover only a fraction of medicine. Many people wonder how sustainable the Cochrane Collaboration and its database and other products will be over time.